Houston issues weeklong curfew after Hurricane Ike

By: AP
By: AP

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- Houston officials have issued a weeklong curfew for the city devastated by Hurricane Ike.

Officials announced that a 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew would begin Sunday night and last until Saturday. Most of the city has lost electricity, streets are littered with debris, and police are worried about the safety of residents.

Police say residents should not be on the streets during the curfew unless it's an emergency.

Ike slammed the southeast Texas coast on Saturday, trapping many people in homes who had stayed behind. Hundreds have had to be rescued and crews are still canvassing neighborhoods inundated by Ike's storm surge.

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